Steelers get their rings today

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

For teams coming off championships, this is one of the most exciting days of the year.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will receive their Super Bowl rings later on Tuesday in a private ceremony held amongst players, coaches, team employees and their families.

Pittsburgh defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23, in February to win its NFL-best sixth Super Bowl title. For many veterans on the team, this will be their second ring after also winning Super Bowl XL following the 2005 season.

But for younger players such as Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes, and linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons, this will be their first piece of NFL jewelry.

The Steelers will begin their title defense Sept. 10 at home against the Tennessee Titans.